Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.4, (Winter 1996), p.325-341 SIEC No: 19970679

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how social support may help explain the low suicide rate of Black females. Results indicate that for Black & White males & females, finding emotional support in friends & family members helps to safeguard against suicide. Seeking support from professional resources is associated with an increase in the likelihood of a suicide attempt. Some populations may resist seeking help until their emotional state has severely deteriorated.